"Is college affordable? The answer is yes. Consider the ways."

By Robert A. Scott, President, Adelphi University

The news about college costs, the availability of student loans, employee layoffs, declining home equity and housing prices, and a looming recession paint a bleak picture for those whose children, or those with their own aspirations, seek a college education in the near term.

As bleak as this picture may seem, I urge you to ask questions before you arrive at a conclusion that may be incorrect.

I worry that families will decide, before seeking advice, that college is not affordable, and they will choose an alternative that does not help either their child or themselves reach maximum potential. Such choices include not going to college or making a choice based on price rather than on merit.

Is college affordable? The answer is yes. Consider the ways.

» Read Dr. Scott’s entire post at Long Island Business News

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